Tagged: United States

Meeting with Trump Comes at Time of Crisis for Palestine Leader News Roundup
Julian Borger, The Guardian

Meeting with Trump Comes at Time of Crisis for Palestine Leader

Expectations have been set low for meetings between US presidents and Palestinian leaders for many years now, but never as low as the hopes for Donald Trump’s first meeting with Mahmoud Abbas on Wednesday, Middle East observers argue.

on May 2, 2017
Trump Should Seek to Be the First to Broker Peace Between Israel and Palestine Op-Eds & Analysis
Nadia Hijab and Zaha Hassan, The Hill

Trump Should Seek to Be the First to Broker Peace Between Israel and Palestine

President Trump says he wants “to see peace” between Israel and the Palestinians. No one would disagree. But how is a peace agreement to be reached after decades of failed negotiations? And will it meet the...

on May 1, 2017
Suite Seeks Recognition for Pro-Palestinian Group News Roundup
Elizabeth Redden, Inside HigherEd

Suite Seeks Recognition for Pro-Palestinian Group

Four students are suing Fordham University for refusing to recognize a Students for Justice in Palestine chapter. The lawsuit, filed in New York State’s Supreme Court, argues that in denying recognition to the SJP chapter...

on April 27, 2017
Senators Advance Bill Defining Antisemitism on South Carolina Campuses News Roundup
Andrew Brown, The Post & Courier

Senators Advance Bill Defining Antisemitism on South Carolina Campuses

A panel of state senators advanced a bill Thursday that would lay out a specific definition for antisemitism on South Carolina college campuses, as opponents argued it could restrict thoughtful critiques of Israeli policy.

on April 27, 2017
Students Sue Fordham Over School’s Refusal To Recognize Pro-Palestine Club News Roundup
David Colon, Gothamist

Students Sue Fordham Over School’s Refusal To Recognize Pro-Palestine Club

A new lawsuit accuses Fordham University administrators of unfairly blocking recognition for a pro-Palestinian student organization on campus. In announcing the lawsuit, students represented by the Center for Constitutional Rights...

on April 26, 2017
Fordham University Blocked Students from Forming Pro-Palestinian Group: Suit News Roundup
Stephen Rex Brown, Daily News

Fordham University Blocked Students from Forming Pro-Palestinian Group: Suit

Fordham University unfairly blocked four students from forming a pro-Palestinian group because deans worried the group would "stir up controversy" and use the term "apartheid" to describe Israel, a new lawsuit charges.

on April 26, 2017
Pro-Palestinian Club Sues Fordham News Roundup
Julia Marsh, New York Post

Pro-Palestinian Club Sues Fordham

Pro-Palestinian students are suing New York’s Fordham University claiming a dean took the unprecedented step of banning their club fearing it would create chaos on campus.

on April 26, 2017
Demographics and Democrats: Brand Israel’s Big Problems Ahead Op-Eds & Analysis
Ben White, Middle East Eye

Demographics and Democrats: Brand Israel’s Big Problems Ahead

When David Friedman was sworn in two weeks ago as US ambassador to Israel, all went smoothly. The afternoon event was a straightforward affair; children and grandchildren were in attendance...

on April 16, 2017
Among Those Arrested for Disrupting Friedman Confirmation Hearing, Only the Arab Protesters Face… News Roundup
Allison Deger, Mondoweiss

Among Those Arrested for Disrupting Friedman Confirmation Hearing, Only the Arab Protesters Face…

Of the six protesters who disrupted the Senate foreign relations committee confirmation hearing of Ambassador David Friedman on Feb. 16, 2017, only the Arab demonstrators were criminally charged. The others were released...

on April 6, 2017
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